Conferences and Talks

“Predictive policing: Data, automation, friction” Seminar ‘Critical Security Studies and Technology‘, Swedish Defence University (online), 10 December 2021 (invited).

“Epistemic fusion: Passenger Information Units and the making of international security” Workshop Digitised Borders, University of Trento (online), 3 December 2021 (invited).

“Data quality: A neglected aspect in European security? Czernin Security Forum (online), 29 November 2021 (invited).

“KI in der Polizeiarbeit? Predictive Policing in Bayern” Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz in Sicherheitsinstitutionen: Veränderungen innerhalb von Polizei und Justiz?, Bayerisches Seminar für Politik (online), 26 November 2021 (invited).

“Thinking about Security/Mobility” Global implications of migratory movements conference, University of Utrecht, 11-12 November 2021 (invited keynote)

“Sicherheitskräfte in einem modernen Staat?” 9th FSS Security Talk, Forum Sicherheit Schweiz, Bern, 27 October 2021 (invited keynote).

“Pushing the boundaries: Sociotechnical vanguards and the evolution of the Schengen Information System” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference (online), 6-9 October 2021.

“Pushing the boundaries: Sociotechnical vanguards and the evolution of the Schengen Information System” German Political Science Association (DVPW) Congress (online), 14-16 September 2021.

“Pushing the boundaries: Sociotechnical vanguards and the evolution of the Schengen Information System” European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan-European Conference (online), 13-17 September 2021.

“Epistemic fusion: Passenger Information Units and the making of international security” (w/ Georgios Glouftsios) European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan-European Conference (online), 13-17 September 2021.

“Researching security: Challenges and coping strategies” (w/ Nina Klimburg-Witjes & Paul Trauttmansdorff) European Workshops in International Studies (online), 1-2 June 2021.

“From reporting to investigation to full-scale surveillance? Schengen and the socio-technical imaginary of information sharing in Europe” Swiss Political Science Association (SPSA) Annual Conference (online), 4-5 February 2021.

“Schengen as database: The Schengen Information System and the sociotechnical imaginary of political space” STS-MIGTEC Workshop (online), 25-26 January 2021.

“KI in der Polizeiarbeit – macht Künstliche Intelligenz unser Leben sicherer?” University of Zurich Digital Society Initiative (online), 25 November 2020 (public keynote, invited).

“Schengen as database: The sociotechnical imaginary of border control and law enforcement cooperation in the EU” Workshop Making Europe through Infrastructures of (In)Security, University of Vienna (online), 12-13 November 2020.

“Schengen as database: The sociotechnical imaginary of border control and law enforcement cooperation in the EU” DVPW IB Sektion Conference (online), 7-9 October 2020.

“Science, Technology, Security: Towards Critical Collaboration” EASST/4S Conference (online), 18-21 August 2020 (w/ Sam Weiss Evans and Dagmar Rychnovská).

“Is Cybersecurity Finally Sexy? Design, Desire and Digital In-Security Production” SPSA Annual Conference, University of Lucerne, 3-4 February 2020 (w/ Myriam Dunn Cavelty).

“From identity production to identity management: Interoperability in the EU” SPSA Annual Conference, University of Lucerne, 3-4 February 2020.

“Seeing like a border: From identity production to identity management” Workshop The Mobility-Security Nexus and the Reconstruction/Emergence of (Trans)National Order: A Historical Perspective, University of Marburg, 30-31 January 2020 (invited keynote).

“Automatische Sicherheit? Predictive Policing als sozio-technisches System” Workshop Sicherheitspraktiken-Sicherheitstechnologien, DVPW-Themengruppe Kritische Sicherheitsstudien, University of Marburg, 5-6 December 2019.

“Predictive Policing: Designing Security” EISA Exploratory Symposia, Rapallo, 23-26 October 2019 (invited).

“Verbrechensbekämpfung mit Algorithmen: Predictive Policing in der Schweiz” Podium Interface lecture series, FHNW Windisch-Brugg, 22 October 2019 (public lecture, invited).

“Predictive Policing” Seminar ‘Law and Tech’, ETH Zurich, 9 October 2019 (invited).

“Smarte Polizeiarbeit? Eine Studie zur Implementierung von Predictive Policing” Swiss Smart Government Day, University of St. Gallen, 24 September 2019 (invited).

“Fixing state vision: Biometrics and identity management in the EU” EISA Pan-European Conference, University of Sofia, 11-14 September 2019.

“Security markets, innovation, and the political economy of threat” EISA Pan-European Conference, University of Sofia, 11-14 September 2019.

“Politics and policy beyond technology” (Roundtable) EISA Pan-European Conference, University of Sofia, 11-14 September 2019.

“Science, technology, security: towards critical engagement” European Workshops in International Studies, University of Krakow, 26-28 June 2019 (w/ Sam Weiss Evans and Dagmar Rychnovská).

“The politics and practices of digital borders” Privatisation and Migration Workshop, University of Nottingham, 17-18 June 2019 (invited).

“The proof is in the pudding: Predictive policing and the ‘success’ of crime prevention” Expert meeting on Predictive Policing, Amsterdam, 20–21 May 2019 (invited).

“Becoming part of law enforcement? Social science research and emerging technologies” Politics Beyond Technology Workshop, Graduate Institute Geneva, 6-7 May 2019 (invited).

“Interoperability and the politics of identity management” ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.

“Visualizing Crime” ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, 27-30 March 2019.

“Confronting the machine: automation and control in predictive policing” SPSA Annual Conference & Dreiländertagung , ETH Zurich, 14-16 February 2019.

“Visualizing Crime” EISA Pan-European Conference, Prague, 12-15 September 2018.

“Putting critique to work: Ethics in EU security research” EISA Pan-European Conference, Prague, 12-15 September 2018 (w/ Kristoffer Lidén).

“An image says more than a thousand words: Reflections on research ethics, anonymization, and security” EISA Pan-European Conference, Prague, 12-15 September 2018.

“Confronting the machine: Protocol and power in predictive policing” EASST Conference, University of Lancaster, 25-28 July 2018.

“Security and the market place” Seminar ‘Security in Times of Modern Information Technologies’, University of Tübingen, 17 July 2018 (invited).

“It’s a match! Biometrics and identity management at the digital border” Workshop ‘Surveillance, Terrorism, Normality?’, University of Tübingen, 16-17 July 2018 (invited).

“Interoperability and identity management at the digital border” ABS World Conference, University of Vienna, 10-11 July 2018.

“Confronting the machine: Protocol and power in predictive policing” BISA Annual Conference, University of Bath, 13-15 June 2018.

“Socio-technical warfare: Levels of automation and distributed agency in Autonomous Weapons Systems” EWIS Workshop ‘New Technologies of Warfare: Implications of autonomous weapons systems for IR’, University of Groningen, 6-8 June 2018.

“Predictive policing and the politics of patterns” Workshop ‘Automated Justice: Algorithms, Big Data and Criminal Justice Systems’, University of Zurich, 20 April 2018 (/w Mareile Kaufmann).

“Policing by pattern: Deviance and criminal futures” Seminar ‘Big Data, Law & Policy’, ETH Zurich, 11 April 2018 (invited).

“Standardizing security: the business case politics of borders” SPSA Annual Conference, University of Geneva, 5-6 February 2018.

“’It’s automation, not autonomy!’ Predictive policing and the human in the loop” INTERSECT Workshop ‘Rethinking the technology-security nexus in Europe’, University of Malmö, 26-27 October 2017.

“Die Konzeption und Praxis ‘intelligenter’ Grenzen” Tagung ‘Alte/Neue Grenzen’, SWP Berlin, 19-20 October 2017 (invited).

“How (not) to talk about technology: IR theory and the search for agency” EISA Pan-European Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 13-16 September 2017.

Participation as external expert, XP-DITE Project Workshop, University of Freiburg, 17 March 2017 (invited).

“Computer says ‘there’: Predictive Policing als Wissensproduktion zwischen Mensch und Maschine” PredPol Workshop, University of Freiburg, 16-17 March 2017 (invited).

“Ethics in societal security research?” NordForsk Workshop, Copenhagen, 9-10 March 2017 (invited).

“The morality of risk: exploring utilitarianism and counterterrorism” ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 February 2017.

“Standardizing security, shaping infrastructures: automated border control and biometrics” ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 February 2017.

“Between a carrot and a stick: science diplomacy and access to EU research funding” Workshop ‘Science Diplomacy & Global Change’, Baltimore, 21 February 2017 (invited).

“’Do you need surveillance footage without legal grey areas?’ Data protection as sales pitch” WorkshopThe digital is political, isn’t it?’, PRIO Oslo, 22-23 November 2016 (invited).

“The utilitarian sort: from racism to credit cards?” Millennium Conference, London, 22-23 October 2016.

“The utilitarian sort” Workshop ‘Treating People as Objects: Ethics, Security, and the Governance of Mobility’, Queen’s University Belfast, 16 September 2016 (invited).

“’How to catch a terrorist?’ Political rationalities of the future” Workshop’The Potentials and Pitfalls of Predicting Politics’, ETH Zurich, 26-27 August 2016 (invited).

“New Knowledges, New Problems: Algorithmacy as Threat Reasoning” Surveillance and Security in the Age of Algorithmic Communication, University of Leicester, 26 July 2016 (w/ Tobias Matzner).

“Reducing Ambiguity: The Politics of Interoperability” ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, 16-19 March 2016 (w/ Marijn Hoijtink).

“’Ein ganz anderes Herangehen an diese Zielgruppe.’ Der Wandel von Polizeiarbeit am Beispiel von freiwilligen Multiplikatoren” AKIS Workshop, Hochschule der Polizei Münster, 15-17 February 2016 (w/ Peter Bescherer).

“Algorithmic security: Data surveillance in the EU”, University of Warwick, 25 November 2015 (invited).

“Responsibility in/for security assemblages” NordSTEVA conference, Stockholm, 28-29 September 2015 (invited).

“Research and Innovation revisited: Re-politicizing security through technology?” EISA Pan-European Conference, Giardini Naxos, 23-26 September 2015.

“Private actors in the frontline of the war on terror” European Security Practices workshop, University of Amsterdam, 10 September 2015 (invited).

“Bypassing the disciplinary power of data protection” UACES Annual Conference, University of Bilbao, 7-9 September 2015.

“Entangled agency and new materialisms – or why it has become so hard to find accountability for security” The Value of [In]Security, University of Tübingen, 28-30 July 2015 (invited).

“Discrimination issues in alert and communication design” ISCRAM Conference, Kristiansand, 24-27 May 2015.

“Interdisziplinarität” Konferenz Grenzenlose Sicherheit? – Gesellschaftliche Dimensionen der Sicherheitsforschung, Berlin, 6-8 May 2015 (invited, w/ Dietmar Wetzel).

“In search of the decision: Cognition, autonomy, algorithms” SoRU Mid-term Conference, University of Stuttgart, 8-10 April 2015.

“Economic sorting in the name of security: Questioning the EU’s proposed ‘Registered Traveler Programme’” ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February 2015.

“The ‘silver bullet’ of interoperability” Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels, 21-23 January 2015 (w/ Marijn Hoijtink).

“Between participation and securitization? A bottom-up perspective on urban security” Citizens’ Perspectives on Surveillance, Security and Privacy Conference, Vienna, 13-14 November 2014 (w/ Peter Bescherer).

“The ‘silver bullet’ of interoperability in EU security” Security/Mobility Workshop, University of Amsterdam, 25-26 September 2014 (w/ Marijn Hoijtink).

“Data-based security, visual transformations, and the question of agency” RGS Annual Conference, London, 26-29 August 2014.

“’Abstract security’: imagining visuality, visualizing imagination” BISA Annual Conference, Dublin, 18-20 June 2014.

“Privacy in security research? On the framing of a European conflict” Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference, Brussels, 22-24 January 2014.

“Governing the Zombie Apocalypse: Towards of Politics of Undeath” POLIS lecture series ‘Politik ist überall‘, University of Tübingen, 5 December 2013.

“’Big Security Data’? Empirische Bestandsaufnahme einer digitalen Vision” Symposium Neue Technologien, Bern, 27-28 November 2013.

“’Flagging out the future’: Visualization, anticipation, and affect” Calculative Devices in a Digital World, Durham, 21-22 November 2013.

“Ethik in der Sicherheitsforschung: ein deutscher und europäischer Erfahrungsbericht” Workshop Sichere Gesellschaften – Gesellschaftliche Aspekte der europäischen Sicherheitsforschung, Brussels, 17-18 October 2013 (invited).

“The new profiling – algorithms, black boxes and the failure of ethical safeguards” 4S Annual Meeting, San Diego, 9-12 October 2013.

“Security research between ethical responsibility and industrial policy: a sketch of conflicting European rationalities” EIRSS Summer School, Brussels, 2-13 September 2013.

“Abandoning equality (and accountability)? ‘Risky’ practices in aviation security” National Security, Risk Management, and the Transformation of Bureaucratic Ethics Conference, Copenhagen, 23-24 May 2013.

“Algorithmic risk profiling: on the increasing invisibility of security” Challenges and Critiques of the European Internal Security Strategy Workshop, University of Dundee, 17 May 2013.

“What if risk goes wrong? Algorithms, black boxes, and the failure of safeguards” Anticipate and Preempt Workshop, University of Amsterdam, 4-5 March 2013.

“Blurring the dimensions of privacy? Law enforcement and trusted traveler programs” PRESCIENT Conference, Berlin, 27-28 November 2012.

“A severe cutback? The effect of risk-based airport security frameworks on privacy” Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, 7-10 October 2012.

“Risiko am Flughafen: einige soziologische und ethische Überlegungen”, DLR Braunschweig, 12 September 2012 (invited).

“Risk vs ethics? Ethical perspectives on risk-based passenger screening” NCAS Workshop New Passenger Security Concepts, Frankfurt, 25 July 2012 (invited).

“Re-setting the valve? How body scanners (don’t) transform the airport security checkpoint” Security, Ethics, and Justice Conference, University of Tübingen, 21-23 June 2012.

“Ethische Aspekte einer risikobasierten Passagierkontrolle: Differenzierung vs Diskriminierung” SIRA Conference Series 3, EBS Oestrich-Winkel, 15-16 May 2012 (invited).

“A ‘behind-the-scenes perspective’ on the implementation of body scanners at German airports.” European Internal Security Conference, EUI Florence, 23-25 April 2012.

“Eine „kritische“ Perspektive auf Sicherheitstechnologie am Beispiel Körperscanner” Conference (In-)Security, (Bio-)Power and (Cyber-)Struggles, TU Hamburg, 23-24 March 2012.

“Ethische Aspekte beim Einsatz von Körperscannern” Focus Seminar Bodyscanner, DLR Berlin, 19 May 2011 (invited).

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